Cat tattooed with prison gang inkings escapes owner

Demon has tattoos across most of his chest [Photo: east2west news]

A cat tattooed with prison gang inkings has escaped its owner by leaping through a window in a bid for freedom.

Demon the Sphinx cat was tattooed by his owner Kara Fight - who covered the animal's furless body in inkings popular with criminals in Russia.

Kara, 35, made a desperate appeal for the return of his six-year-old pet.

Demon darted from Kara through an open car window during a visit to the village of Pervomaisky near Yekaterinburg.

Kara, real name Rustam Shafiev, said he has no experience of living alone in the wild and needs special care for his skin that can burn easily in sunlight.

There's nothing to suggest Demon's owner is part or has been part of a criminal gang.

Kara Fight is desperately searching for Demon - his very recognisable cat [Photo: east2west news]

Kara, a popular blogger, said: “He jumped out of the window, disappeared into the darkness and tall grass.

“I searched for it myself everywhere, I called for the cat, it was useless.”

The next day 15 other Russian bloggers joined the hunt for the cat which is tattooed on its face, back and chest, reports the Daily Star.

Kara added: "I’m very worried. I’m not eating, not sleeping."

The owner claimed he was “taking sedatives by the handful” over the missing cat.

A video shows the missing cat on his fifth birthday party.

Kara Fight, 35, was with his cat travelling in a car when it jumped out the window [Photo: east2west news]

Shafiev has been criticised for tattooing the cat as a social media icon.

Elizaveta Skorynina, an animal rights campaigner said it was cruel to tattoo the cat and cause it such pain having no idea "what pain threshold a cat finds impossible".

Daria Polyanskaya, who runs a cat rescue charity, branded the tattoos “unethical” on the basis the cat couldn't give consent.

She slammed owners who boasted about the tattoos of their pets.


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